Late last month, Samsung announced an LTE-A-powered Galaxy S4 with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor for Korea's SK Telecom network. The benchmarks – along with the speedtests – were mind-boggling, but it was extremely unclear whether the rest of the world would ever get a taste of everything this new GS4 has to offer. Thanks to a new leak over at AllAboutSamsung.de (and confirmed by SamMobile's sources), we now have strong reason to think that an international version, model number i9506, is on its way.


The first look at the i9506 comes to us via some leaked screenshots of an AnTuTu benchmark, which essentially confirms the devices innards: Qualcomm's MSM 8974 CPU – better known as the Snapdragon 800. At this point the inclusion of LTE-A is anything but concrete, though the existence of a virtually identical device in Korea strongly suggests it.


At this point, we're anticipated an IFA announcement, which takes place September 6-11 in Berlin, Germany.

AllAboutSamsung.de, SamMobile

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  • Justin Foster

    Those who bought the original S4 are gonna be either pretty frustrated or pretty oblivious

    • Hans Pedersen

      Or I will just think, I've owned my GS4 for a few months now. :)

      • Justin Foster

        Second category.

  • Sqube

    They pulling a HTC? Odd.

  • AndrePiper

    I hate samsung!! They make good hardware but why so much...

  • btod

    Funny that international implies "not in the US"

  • harrybauls

    I don't see why any current S4 owners should have buyer's remorse u as the performance difference isn't that great. I score a 25707 on AnTuTu running a Google Experience ROM on a standard clocked kernel (1890 MHz).

    I score 5-10% higher in the CPU categories (likely due to a few developer optimizations in the kernel), the same for database and read/write, 15% slower ram, and 25% slower graphics.

    Aside from the graphics performance it looks pretty comparable. It will be interesting to see what the battery life is like before we get jealous.... Qualcomm has previously claimed that its "comparable to the K600".

  • basil

    How it scores 27+ while i9500 scores the same or sometimes 28+ !?

    • http://trapchan.blogspot.com trapchan

      that's what I thought too ... the recent 4.3 rom already scored that much

  • Luis Augusto Fretes Cuevas

    Wow. Just wow. The Snapdragon 800 has an amazing performance, easily matches A15 but the GPU is just bananas. I'm hoping the next Nexus (which will be, I guess, more or less released when my contract ends, around October) is launched with it.

  • joe

    The snapdragon 800 in z ultra scores like 32k if I'm not wrong.